Since 1998, Le Poème Harmonique has brought together passionate musicians devoted to the interpretation of 17th and 18th Century music. The ensemble’s inventive and demanding programmes are a testament to its enlightened approach to Baroque repertoires and to its in-depth work on vocal and instrumental textures. Based in Normandy, the ensemble has appeared at many of the world’s great festivals and venues including Opéra-Comique, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Wigmore Hall (London), NCPA (Beijing), Wiener Konzerthaus, Concertgebouw Bruges, BOZAR (Brussels), Oji Hall (Tokyo), Teatro San Carlo (Naples), Accademia Santa Cecilia (Rome), St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and the BBC Proms.
Le Poème Harmonique’s discography now includes some 50 recordings that have been regularly acclaimed by the critics and have had great success with the public. With Alpha Classics, the release of Mon Amant de Saint-Jean, a portrait of song from the Baroque to the Roaring Twenties with Stéphanie d’Oustrac is scheduled for autumn 2023. Château de Versailles Spectacles released the world premiere of Cavalli’s Egisto in March 2023, while Lully’s Armide, recorded at the Royal Opera in May 2023, will be released in spring 2024.